Boston Bruins: Ondrej Kase Is Finally Finding His Feet

Boston Bruins, Ondrej Kase #28, Patrice Bergeron #37 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins, Ondrej Kase #28, Patrice Bergeron #37 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Arriving in a trade between the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks, Ondrej Kase was seen as the answer to the long-standing second-line right winger problem.

In the early going, the Boston Bruins didn’t seem to reap many rewards from Ondrej Kase, with his few regular season games prior to the league being suspended lacking much spark at all.

However since the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he seems to be a man possessed; in what feels like less than a week, he’s found instant chemistry with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk on the second-line and is playing exactly as we hoped he might.

In our first round series with the Carolina Hurricanes, Kase tallied 4 assists across the 5 games, with a two-point night in Game 4. The assists on that night had that line looking like a well-oiled machine too, it must be noted.

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When the Boston Bruins sent David Backes to Anaheim and got him in return, it looked very much like a win for us. However, a quick look at the opinions of Ondrej Kase among Anaheim fans suggested he was the sort of player that would leave us unfulfilled.

Ondrej Kase has often suffered with injuries and was actually a bit of a risky pick-up in that regard. He has never quite seen a complete regular season and his form appeared patchy at best. Not exactly the perfect compliment for Krejci and DeBrusk at first glance.

This playoffs though, he is proving to be the player the Ducks thought they had when he broke out with 20 goals and 18 assists in the 2017-18 regular season.

Suddenly, if you’re the Ducks you’re potentially regretting letting him go. If you’re the Boston Bruins, you’re welcoming this version of Ondrej Kase with open arms!

Perhaps the one area he needs to improve upon is converting his chances. He had 13 shots on goal against the Canes but hasn’t quite broken that duck yet. We’re sure it is coming soon though.

All in all, it’s a good time for the Boston Bruins; Krejci is leading the charge, DeBrusk is looking good, Kase has found chemistry with them and the top line is now back together too!

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The Boston Bruins top-six is looking pretty formidable and the rest of the line-up isn’t looking half bad either!